Chris Korn & J.B. Benn in Mondo Magic Singapore

Chris Korn Wows ‘Em

We were breezing through this morning’s edition of The Malaysian Star

while we waited for Mr. Lazybones and his son, Mr. Lazybones, Jr. to open the
Mystic Hollow Dough-Nutz Cafe and Bistro. All they had to do was open the
drive-thru window but that was apparently taking too much effort or planning, so
we waited in our gas-guzzling ’82 Ford Granada and tried to find a decent
channel on the factory-equipped AM radio.

Unlike the Lazybones family, the young courier for The Malaysian Star
delivers to the home daily and well-before anyone is awake or aware that we are
borrowing the paper for a few hours.

Chris Korn and J.B. Benn filmed their presentation of street magic on the
beach in the island nation. Whilst it makes for great shots of well-tanned
bathing buddies, it makes the use of pulls or Toppits impossible or awkward.

Mr. Korn and Mr. Benn had to rely on their own talent and skills, therefore.
Their work is nothing short of amazing!

The
Malaysian Star
met with the magicians at the beautiful Silosa Beach on
Sentosa Island, Singapore.

The reporter described the two thusly:

Korn goateed and lanky, dressed the part in a white T-shirt and
shorts, sporting a visor cap. Benn, who is about a head shorter and beefier than
Korn, was in T-shirt and jeans.

My suspicions were that Benn, whose dark brown eyes held secrets beyond my
experience, was mostly quiet and a tad introverted unlike his partner who was
just the opposite. It was a good fit and their differing personalities matched
their talents although they were both in the same field.

“Benn’s style is
slightly more intense and it shows with the tricks he does,” said Korn.

We think Mr. Korn is an outstanding magician. His easy-going style belies his
incredible abilities and makes the experience all the more exceptional.

Still with all the skills, Beach Magic presents challenges:

It was Korn who combed the beach mostly and wowed the crowd with his
sleight of hand, card and coin tricks. He met with some difficulty though with
some of the card tricks mainly because of the humidity, which made the cards
damp and rather slippery.

One trick in particular, where Korn asked a bikini-clad sunbather to pick a
card, then place it back in the deck and he would shuffle it and send the entire
deck flying in the air while attempting to catch the card with his toes, just
proved too trying.

Korn gave up after three attempts. But he made it up by
drawing the card from his mouth instead.

Beach bunnies and bums were impressed by both magicians and the journalist
was amazed the show required no additional equipment or “sexy girl assistants.”

What I love about the magic we do is that it is organic; I could
have nothing with me, absolutely nothing. I can show up at somebody?s house and
just borrow a cup and just do it. People really freak out when it?s with their
own stuff. If I bring my own cup, somehow … even though it’s…

Chris Korn Wows ‘Em

We were breezing through this morning’s edition of The Malaysian Star

while we waited for Mr. Lazybones and his son, Mr. Lazybones, Jr. to open the
Mystic Hollow Dough-Nutz Cafe and Bistro. All they had to do was open the
drive-thru window but that was apparently taking too much effort or planning, so
we waited in our gas-guzzling ’82 Ford Granada and tried to find a decent
channel on the factory-equipped AM radio.

Unlike the Lazybones family, the young courier for The Malaysian Star
delivers to the home daily and well-before anyone is awake or aware that we are
borrowing the paper for a few hours.

Chris Korn and J.B. Benn filmed their presentation of street magic on the
beach in the island nation. Whilst it makes for great shots of well-tanned
bathing buddies, it makes the use of pulls or Toppits impossible or awkward.

Mr. Korn and Mr. Benn had to rely on their own talent and skills, therefore.
Their work is nothing short of amazing!

The
Malaysian Star
met with the magicians at the beautiful Silosa Beach on
Sentosa Island, Singapore.

The reporter described the two thusly:

Korn goateed and lanky, dressed the part in a white T-shirt and
shorts, sporting a visor cap. Benn, who is about a head shorter and beefier than
Korn, was in T-shirt and jeans.

My suspicions were that Benn, whose dark brown eyes held secrets beyond my
experience, was mostly quiet and a tad introverted unlike his partner who was
just the opposite. It was a good fit and their differing personalities matched
their talents although they were both in the same field.

“Benn’s style is
slightly more intense and it shows with the tricks he does,” said Korn.

We think Mr. Korn is an outstanding magician. His easy-going style belies his
incredible abilities and makes the experience all the more exceptional.

Still with all the skills, Beach Magic presents challenges:

It was Korn who combed the beach mostly and wowed the crowd with his
sleight of hand, card and coin tricks. He met with some difficulty though with
some of the card tricks mainly because of the humidity, which made the cards
damp and rather slippery.

One trick in particular, where Korn asked a bikini-clad sunbather to pick a
card, then place it back in the deck and he would shuffle it and send the entire
deck flying in the air while attempting to catch the card with his toes, just
proved too trying.

Korn gave up after three attempts. But he made it up by
drawing the card from his mouth instead.

Beach bunnies and bums were impressed by both magicians and the journalist
was amazed the show required no additional equipment or “sexy girl assistants.”

What I love about the magic we do is that it is organic; I could
have nothing with me, absolutely nothing. I can show up at somebody?s house and
just borrow a cup and just do it. People really freak out when it?s with their
own stuff. If I bring my own cup, somehow … even though it’s impossible they
will still try and think, ‘Well, it’s his own cup that he brought’. But if I
went into your kitchen and took a big coffee mug and said stare at the coffee
cup and then lifted it and a grapefruit appeared underneath it … people go
nuts! Some people run out of their houses,” said Mr. Benn with a smile.

The duo brainstorm for new effects too keep Mondo Magic fresh in each
episode. “It’s just like a scientist who comes up with a way of … something
he’s working on. Magicians are scientists in a way. Magicians sit around and
think and think and experiment. One of the fun things about magic for me is to
be creative and think of new ideas consistently,” said Mr. Korn.

The show Mondo Magic Singapore airs over AXN (Astro channel 17) on
Tuesdays at 10pm, with repeats on Wednesdays (2am, 3pm) and Sundays (10.30am,
8pm).

   

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